CALLON, LONG, POTTER, KRISTIANSEN


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Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 at 05:45:26 :

San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, September 25, 2001
A15


CALLON, James (Jimmy) P. --In Sonoma September 23rd, 2001, age 81, of natural causes. He is survived by his daughters Patricia Lynne Callon of Spokane, WA, Catherine Callon Long; son-in-law Michael Long; former wife Marjorie Callon, all of Novato; brother Francis Callon; and niece Maureen Callon of San Rafael; nephew Al Potter of Modesto; and Jimmy's companion of 17 years; Claire Kristiansen of Sonoma. Served in the US Navy during WW II as a drummer for the naval band. A native of Oakland, and a life-long member of Musician's Union Local 6. Jimmy started his life in show business as a singer/dancer on the Orpheum Vaudeville Circuit at age 11. He retired his dancing shoes in favor of drumsticks, and went on to become the drummer on the old 'Breakfast Gang' with Mel Ventor on KFRC, also for the 'Al Jazzbo Collins' show on KGO TV. He spent many years in the Venetian Room of the Fairmont with the Ernie Hecksher Orchestra. At his request, there will he no services. Donations may be made to the Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation, or any charity of your choice. Duggan's Mission Chapel Mission Cremation Service Sonoma




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